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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Last Lines

As every author knows the last line of a story/novel/poem can be the most important of the whole piece. It can sum up, or refute everything that came before it. It has the power of all those lines that preceded it and can use that power for good or for ill. Entertainment Weekly recently listed 20 of the best last lines from classic books. The gallery is pretty cool, though I have to admit many of these last lines don't make much sense, and certainly don't hold much power, when presented out of context of the larger work.

You can check out the gallery here.